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May 1, 2018

Metro West Remembers Chief Silvernail

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Metro West Firefighters continue to remember and honor Chief Jim Silvernail who passed away on April 25, 2018. In his honor the Firefighters have created a helmet and window decal that display each of the departments with which Chief Silvernail served; Creve Coeur Fire Protection […]
April 26, 2018

We Honor and Remember: Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail

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    We honor and remember Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail  and his remarkable dedication to the families we serve. Chief Silvernail served on the BackStoppers Board of Directors, as a Family Friend, and as an Event Representative. His commitment to the mission of BackStoppers will forever […]
April 18, 2018

Kiddie Academy Makes a Big Difference

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Our little friends at Kiddie Academy in O'Fallon made a big difference when they presented BackStoppers with a check of $1,000 from their Student Art Show. We were honored to accept this generous donation. We would like to thank the staff at Kiddie Academy for their […]
February 27, 2018

History in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

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Guns ‘N Hoses has once again broken a record in their 31-year history, raising $700,000 for BackStoppers! Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has contributed $6.8 million to the BackStoppers mission. These staggering numbers are not possible without the help and dedication of those that […]
January 27, 2018

Spirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

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The Spirit of St. Louis Campaign has officially concluded with a lucky winner! Since November, the community has come together in the spirit of giving and has supported the mission of BackStoppers, Variety the Children's Charity, and St. Louis Area Foodbank. A $10 donation to […]
January 26, 2018

First and Goal

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Like many kids, Cole Ziegler, son of fallen hero Deputy Sheriff Steven Ziegler, EOW 09/30/01, dreamed of playing football. He has loved the sport since he was old enough to catch a football, and attended every high school game he could while in grade school. […]
January 6, 2018

From a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

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You met Whitney Neal, daughter of St. Louis County Police Detective Willie Neal, Jr., EOW 1/29/97, last year. When Whitney was featured in the June 2016 issue of The BackStoppers newsletter, she was enrolled in a competitive Pathologists’ Assistant program and looking ahead to her […]